DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity."
It was music to their ears when the Stebbins High School Band got the call to play for Iona College in the NCAA Tournament because the Gaels' band doesn't travel.
"I think Iona is an incredible institution and we are thrilled to represent them and play their fight song and cheer them on as the underdog in this match-up," said Kenny Carpenter, Band Director.
The band spent the day learning Iona's fight song. Then they headed to UD arena, wearing Iona's colors maroon and gold as they prepared for the big match-up.
It's a chance these high school students never thought they would get.
And for many of them, they grew up as Ohio State fans, so it's difficult for them to root against the Buckeyes.
"It's heartbreaking but I'll live through it," said Doug Anderson, band member.
But, it's something these teenagers will never forget.
"It's sweet. It's like an honor because there's a bunch of bands in the Dayton area and they chose us. It's pretty cool," said Sarah Caudill, band member.
Making off with some last minute bargains, shoppers flooded the Dayton Mall Saturday before round two of the storm hits the Miami Valley.
State representatives Mike Henne and Jim Butler spent Saturday morning going door-to-door in a riverside neighborhood.
Christmas comes early for some kids in the region.
Two women were arrested early Saturday morning after leading Dayton and Riverside Police on a slow speed pursuit with a stolen snow plow.
Preble County crews are battling a barn fire this afternoon on Barnetts Mill Road in Camden.